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Whirlpool State Park

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Address: Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: +1 716-284-4691
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great hike

this was one of the hikes that we did and it was a gorgeous hike to and around the Whirlpool state park area...can be difficult in places so need to be carefu...dirt... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was one of the hikes that we did and it was a gorgeous hike to and around the Whirlpool state park area...can be difficult in places so need to be carefu...dirt pathes...couple feet wide and straight off if you slip...whoo hoo...

Thank Bikermom852
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you visit at the right time of day, if the sun is poking up from the Canadian side, you'll get crappy photos. Free attraction and a nice little walk around the park.

Thank frequentflyer715
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there in early morning. The view of the Niagara river rapids forming whirlpool before your eyes was spectacular. Further We saw in low Morning lights this beauty of blue water. Even cold wind was not a distraction. The Park is beautiful lined up with tall trees. No entry fee! Worth visit again and again.

Thank Gopal L
Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was amazing. The whirlpool is so huge! The park is beautiful and had a very nice, easy walk to the viewing area.

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Scotia, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some rather beautiful views of the Whirlpools in the Niagara River. Walking the trails (US side) provides some up close views. Some trails are challenging.

Thank MooseMikeNY
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Remember seeing the whirlpool when I was a young kid. Still as mesmerizing as it was back then. Love watching the water coming through the rapids and seeing the whirlpool form before my eyes. Park is free and scenic overlook is a short walk from the parking area.

Thank Marsha K
Adamstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way to Robert Moses plant and Fort Niagara and really enjoyed the park. As with the falls, the reason for stopping is awe of the power of the water and the natural beauty. The park has a nice path for short hike. I would necessarily go just for this, but if you're in the area... More 

Thank djm006
Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nice view of Niagara River flowing into Whirlpool before flowing to Lake Ontario.Nice place to spend a few hours to relax and unwind. Nice view of Canada.

Thank Ray L
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

There is a ride at this location which though interestingly is not available due to to the bus tour schedule....But a nice stop with Plenty of photo ops

Thank omar47
South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We did not plan this part of the trip but decided to take a ride before heading home and this was an experience I will surely never forget. Worth the short drive from the falls.

Thank slawd76

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